Making the Switch to Lead Free: It's the Law

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Prepare Your Business for Lead Free

Effective January 4, 2014, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (Federally mandated Public Law 111-380) requires all pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures sold or installed in the United States for use in a potable water system to be lead free as defined by the statute.

Lead free means:

  • a) not containing more than 0.20% lead when used with respect to solder and flux; and
  • b) not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fixtures, and fixtures.

In short, as of the effective date, the law states that all potable plumbing products that do not meet the specified lead free requirements are illegal and cannot be sold or installed anywhere within the United States, which is why Matco-Norca is here to support you in every way we can. We promise to continue to stay ahead of the curve as it relates to local and federal regulations impacting the products we manufacture and supply, and we will continue to employ the strictest quality control measures to ensure the highest quality lead free products that meet, and in some cases exceed, the requirements dictated by the law.

We invite you to look through the lead free sections of our website for resources and information about Compliance, Matco-Norca's certified Lead Free Products and the various measures we have taken to make your Transition to lead free easy and verifiable.


Now is the time to buy lead free products to meet your needs, while relying on Matco-Norca's sixty-plus years of integrity, experience, quality and care.

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